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Prenatal Paternity Test
Several: The presumed father can provide DNA through a blood sample or cheek swab. The only non-invasive, and thus, safest, way to get a sample from the baby before birth is from a blood sample of the mother. The baby's DNA is present in varying amounts beginning as early as the 8th week of pregnancy. Google The American Pregnancy Association for more info. ...Read more
How accurate is this test or is it a scam a prenatal paternity test that doesn't involve any invasive as the baby's DNA can be found within mums blood?
Do I have to tell my OBGYN that I got a non invasive prenatal paternity test (blood-mom swab-dad) at 8 weeks gestation? Can we trust the results?
Yes: There is a non-invasive paternity blood test that analyizes fetal dna circulating in the mother’s blood. The baby’s dna is then compared to the dna taken (by buccal swab) from the potential father. This test can be performed as early as 10 weeks into the pregnancy. I highly recommend labtest md for testing. They have several locations. www.labtestmd.com. ...Read more
Is the non invasive prenatal paternity bloodtest from natera reliable? I did the test. 1 man was an inclusion, 1 indeterminate. Is it accurate?
Not in your case : If the test results for you were "indeterminate" then that means you will not be able to draw any conclusions from those results. ...Read more
Is a noninvasive prenatal paternity bloodtest, done with blood from alleged fathers, cfdna and 317.000 genetic markers a reliable test?
How do I get a paternity blood test? Do I go through my family doctor?My girlfriend is getting a prenatal DNA test. Can I do it without telling her?
Not sure who you are: I am not sure who you are at 55YO and a female. But, I doubt that you can request a paternity test in the scenario you describe. The mother of the child can request this, but the other issue is who pays for the test. The OB will know exactly how to do this but the mother of the fetus must be involved. ...Read more
After birth: This can be done on cells obtained from the womb by amniocentesis or from the placenta by cvs. Both procedures have some risk to mom and baby and paternity issues are not considered worthy of the risk. As soon as the kid is born, material can be obtained & sent.There are several commercial labs that do this and the hospital should have a number for information.It is not covered by insurance. ...Read more
Not likely: If you believe that you have received an incorrect test result, have a second test performed for verification. Whenever possible, get a second opinion. ...Read more
Before/after birth: Non invasive paternity testing (NIPP) is a technology based on detection of fetal cells in the mother's blood. A variety of specialty labs offer this service and cite the ability to find such results as early as 8 weeks into the pregnancy. Otherwise the baby can be tested at or soon after birth from a direct sample. ...Read more
With significnt risk: Dna can be obtained prior to birth by inserting a needle in the bag of waters & withdrawing fetal cells for study. There are some medical reasons for this procedure that make the risks worth taking.However, curiosity about paternity is not one of them. The procedure carries some risk of infection or injury to both mother & child & rarely causes death. ...Read more
Ask your lab: The lab you work with may have specific instructions on obtaining samples & it is best to follow their instructions. I see no reason a newborn could not provide a sample adequate for their needs. ...Read more
Not much.: Telling which of two identical twins is the father is a challenge, of course; also, "mosaicism" - having 2 different genetic populations of cells in one body - is possible; a sperm could come from one population, and the tested cell from another. And there is also mishandling a specimen. ...Read more
Depends: If you want it Legal - then you should contact a lawyer - if you want just medical - then there are paternity tests online ...Read more
NIPP: Non invasive paternity testing is a technology based on detection of fetal cells in the mother's blood. A variety of specialty labs offer this service and cite the ability to find such results as early as 8 weeks into the pregnancy. Traditional testing requires fetal cells from invasive procedures like sampling amniotic fluid by needle or the placental cells. ...Read more
Blood was mixed up. But more likely to show negative.
Someone bribed the person doing the test. ...Read more
Unlikely : The key words of your question are credible and non-invasive.There are reports of maternal blood being used for screening, yet this technology is far from being accepted in court. Samples of the fetal membranes (cvs) or amniocentesis are accepted methods, but both pose some risk to mother and baby. Most paternity issues are handled by off site labs, hospitals or patients can obtain the test kits. ...Read more
Got two men tested for paternity test on my bby. I only slept with those two about two or three weeks apart. Both test came back negative how is that?
Impossible...: If you only had sex with two men, then one of them is the father. Either there was a "testing error" (labs are reliable, if they got the correct specimen this is very unlikely), one of the two men didn't actually get tested, or you have forgotten about another possible father. Good luck. ...Read more
Family practice : It would depend on the edc( birth date). If you are unsure then i would recommend it. ...Read more
See below: This is not really a medical answer, but here goes. If you have any doubt that you are the father, then take a paternity test. If you know you are the child's father, then you do not need one. Good luck. ...Read more
See below: The buccal swap test is designed to get your child's dna from a scraping of the inside of the cheek. It is possible that your dna could have been present in the baby's mouth during the test. This should not be too likely to affect the test, but you should check with the group that did the test. ...Read more
A male friend had a paternity test and results showed x and y on him and only 1 x on baby girl, is that normal?
Paternity: Not sure i got your question right, but males have x and y, females have two xx and one of them is from the dad, does that answer your question? ...Read more
What are some recommended locations or labs to do non-invasive paternity testing in texas (dfw) area. What are your thoughts on the tests accuracy?
The most accurate: Test is a blood test. Physician-ordered comparative genomic hybridization, costs ~ $2, 000/person. Each putative father usually pays for his own & shares the cost of the newborn's test. Saliva testing by proprietary labs (e.g., 1-800-whosyourdaddy) are often inaccurate. If either putative father has a family history of an inheritable genetic disorder, his insurance may cover part of the cost. ...Read more
Help please! is the noninvasive prenatal paternity bloodtest with 317.000 genetic markers from natera reliable/ accurate? Can i trust the outcome?
Website : The company website states a 99.9% accuracy. Yesterday when you asked though you mentioned the results were "indeterminate". ...Read more
Is the noninvasive prenatal paternity bloodtest by natera reliable? First alleged father was an inclusion 99, 9%. Second alleged father indeterminate.
First father: The real one. It sounds like your heart wants #2. ...Read more
13 weeks-Blood Only: There is a new option available which uses the small amount of fetal dna present in mom's blood. Unlike other methods, there is no direct sampling of fetal blood/tissue. It requires a cheek swab from dad, but it does require 10 tubes from you. It uses PCR technology to amplify the dna. ...Read more